Word2Vec Models for Twenty-year Periods of 18C (ECCO, "Literature and Language")
Creator: Ryan Heuser (email@example.com | @quadrismegistus)
License: Creative Commons (CC BY-SA)
This is a zipped folder of five word2vec models. Each model was trained on 150 million words randomly sampled from the "Literature and Language" section of Eighteenth-Century Collections Online ("ECCO," by Gale). The five models correspond to the five twenty-year periods of the 18C: 1700-19, 1720-39, 1740-59, 1760-79, 1780-1799.
Each period has two files. One is a gzipped word2vec model, saved in Google's word2vec format, which is readable by word2vec, gensim, and GloVe. The other is a plain text file of the form [word][space][count][newline]. Both files can be easily imported with gensim like this:
# Load word2vec model in the form: load_word2vec_format([gzipped model filename], [vocabulary filename])
model = gensim.models.Word2Vec.load_word2vec_format('word2vec.ECCO.1700-1719.skipgram_n=10.model.txt.gz', 'word2vec.ECCO.1700-1719.skipgram_n=10.model.vocab.txt')
# Test an analogy: Man is to woman as king is to ____?
The models were trained using a skip-gram size of ten words. In order to reduce file size, each model was pruned of words not in the most frequent 50,000 words for that model / twenty-year period sample.